It was in conversation with German publication Sport1 that Helmut Marko, after the debacle of the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, said that Max Verstappen wasn't finished with sim racing.
According to Red Bull's Motorsport Advisor Marko, Verstappen had actually had a simulator installed in his private plane so he could race in the air as well.
"Judging by the last few seasons, it certainly doesn't distract him. It's only good, because he needs that kind of distraction," Marko said at the time.
However, Verstappen has now said that the story is not entirely true. A new simulator is indeed being built for Verstappen, but not in his private plane.
"I think he misunderstood and he said plane," Verstappen clarified.
"So no, I'm not installing one in my plane. I think that would be a bit absurd."
The simulator will instead be in his motorhome for European races: "I told him I want to install a simulator there so I can keep driving at night. It's my hobby and it also keeps me sharp."
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